Item description for Pontius Pilate in History and Interpretation (Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series) by Helen K. Bond...
Overview This study reconstructs the life of Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor responsible for the execution of Jesus. The first section provides the historical and archaeological background. The following chapters look at six first-century authors: Philo, Josephus and the four gospel writers. Each chapter asks how Pilate is being used as a literary character in each work, why each author describes Pilate in a different way, and what this tells us about the relationship between each author and the Roman state.
Publishers Description This study reconstructs the historical Pontius Pilate, who is used as a literary character in the works of six 1st-century authors: Philo, Josephus and the four evangelists. The first chapter provides an introduction to the history and formation of the imperial Roman province of Judaea. The following two chapters examine the references to Pilate in Philo and Josephus, looking at each author's biases before going on to assess the historicity of their accounts. The next four chapters look at the portrayal of Pilate in each gospel, asking how a first century reader would have interpreted his actions. Each chapter asks what this portrayal shows about the author's attitude towards the Roman state, and what kind of community found this useful. The conclusion distinguishes between the historical Pilate and the different Pilates of interpretation preserved in our first century literary sources.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.66" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Mar 25, 2004
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Society For New Testament Studie
Series Number 10
ISBN 0521631149 ISBN13 9780521631143
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More About Helen K. Bond
Helen K. Bond is senior lecturer in New Testament at the University of Edinburgh and director of the Edinburgh Centre for the Study of Christian Origins. Her previous books include The Historical Jesus: A Guide for the Perplexed.
Larry W. Hurtado is professor emeritus of New Testament language, literature, and theology at the University of Edinburgh. Among his many previous books are The Earliest Christian Artifacts, Lord Jesus Christ: Devotion to Jesus in Earliest Christianity, and How on Earth Did Jesus Become a God?
Helen K. Bond has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Aberdeen.
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Dispelling the Cliched Viewpoints Jun 26, 2007
This is a very refreshing and compelling study, trenchantly argued and comprehensively researched. Do not believe what the History Channel and other media outlets propound; read and assimilate the facts.
A Powerful Piece on Pilate Oct 5, 2001
At last, a well argued, clear, thoughful and incisive academic book on Pilate. Bond has a clear grasp of first-century culture, both Roman and Jewish, and handles texts highly effectively. As yet, this book is the serious historical piece on Pilate that has no competition over its academic credentials. Dr. John C. McDowell, Meldrum Lecturer in Systematic Theology